3 Rangers Who Won't Survive the NHL Trade Deadline

The Rangers are one of the teams to watch this trade deadline as the team looks to bolster its chances of winning the Stanley Cup.

Feb 18, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Rangers head coach Peter Laviolette coaches
Feb 18, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Rangers head coach Peter Laviolette coaches / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Adam Edstrom

Feb 24, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) reaches
Feb 24, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) reaches / Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

The run that Matt Rempe has far overshadowed fellow rookie Adam Edstrom thus far despite the above-average play of Edstrom. In eight games Edstrom has scored twice with a +2 plus-minus in around eight minutes of ice time per game.

While it's possible that Edstrom is used in a deal to acquire a top-six caliber winger, it's more than likely he's headed back to Hartford if the team acquires a wing or two. If however, the Rangers only acquire one wing, there's certainly an argument for keeping Edstrom on the roster over a player like Matt Rempe.

Thus far Edstrom has filled in nicely as a fourth-line winger. His size and physical presence have brought a much appreciated edge to the bottom six as he provides nightmares for opponents while forechecking.